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Observational Effect

  1. Aug 18, 2015 #1
    Can an observer specifically define the position a particle or is it a matter of equal probability whether the observer defines either the particle's position or motion?
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2015 #2

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    Not so clear to me what it is you are asking. Could you elaborate, provide some context, perhaps ?

    And -- a belated -- welcome to PF :smile: !
     
  4. Aug 18, 2015 #3

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    Some measuring devices and techniques determine position and others determine momentum. We get to choose which one we use.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2015 #4
    Cheers thank you
     
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